Re-Live the 5 Best Performances from the 2019 CMT Music Awards

The 2019 CMT Music Awards took over Nashville on Wednesday evening. Known as “Nashville’s biggest party,” the event truly lived…


Melinda Lorge

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June 6, 2019


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Dan + Shay; Photo by Anna Webber/Getty Images for CMT

The 2019 CMT Music Awards took over Nashville on Wednesday evening. Known as “Nashville’s biggest party,” the event truly lived up to its name as the fan-voted awards ceremony was packed with more performances than ever before.

From Carrie Underwood to Dan + Shay, Country Now invites fans to re-live the five best performances from the 2019 CMT Music Awards.

Dan + Shay – “All To Myself”

Dan + Shay’s Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney took their performance of “All To Myself” to the streets. The night’s Duo Video of the Year winners belted out the catchy tune, while positioned on an + shaped platform located in the middle of a crowd of screaming fans on Nashville’s Lower Broadway. The duo’s memorable performance came to a close with fireworks.

Brandi Carlile and Tanya Tucker – “Delta Dawn”

Country music legend Tanya Tucker and Grammy-winner Brandi Carlile had one of the most memorable performances of the night. Joining forces to sing Tucker’s iconic song “Delta Dawn,” the pair had fans singing along instantly. Midway through the classic hit, they were joined on-stage by Martina McBride, Trisha Yearwood, RaeLynn, Deana Carter, Lauren Alaina and Carly Pearce. Talk about an all-star spectacle!

Luke Combs – “Beer Never Broke My Heart”

Luke Combs closed out the ceremony with a high-energy performance of  his newest single, “Beer Never Broke My Heart.” The choice to have Combs end the night on its final note was pretty brilliant, as he drove home the night’s party theme. Fans couldn’t help but dance and sing along to the song, while raising their drinks in the air.

Kelsea Ballerini – “Miss Me More”

Kelsea Ballerini didn’t disappoint when she delivered a fiery performance of “Miss Me More” during the show. The singer’s red-hot moment began with a stripped down version of the song on a side stage. After serving up the song’s intro with just an acoustic guitar, Ballerini made her way to the main stage where she was surrounded by a full band. A spectacular pyrotechnics display capped off the stellar performance.

Carrie Underwood – “Southbound”

The CMT Music Awards’ most awarded artist, who nabbed a 2019 belt buckle for Female Video of the Year and Video of the Year, brought the party to The Parthenon in Nashville for another unforgettable performance. Underwood looked like a real-life Barbie doll on stage with her high ponytail, and bright-pink colored mini skirt, as she channeled summer-vibes with her upbeat single, “Southbound.”

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Melinda Lorge

Melinda Lorge is a Nashville-based freelance writer who specializes in covering country music. Along with Country Now, her work has appeared in publications, including Rare Country, Rolling Stone Country, Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, Wide Open Country and more. After joining Rare Country in early 2016, Lorge was presented with the opportunity to lead coverage on late-night television programs, including “The Voice” and “American Idol,” which helped her to sharpen her writing skills even more. Lorge earned her degree at Middle Tennessee State University, following the completion of five internships within the country music industry. She has an undeniable love for music and entertainment. When she isn’t living and breathing country music, she can be found enjoying time outdoors with family and friends.